Tiling Question

If i were to put stick-on tiles on top of proper tiles, would the adhesive damage the tiles?

I have recently moved into a rental property with very old fashioned kitchen and bathroom tiles. I would like to use stick on tiles as I can't afford to re do the tiles properly but would the adhesive damage the tiles if I ever have to remove them for a new tenant?

4 Answers

To be honest it probably wouldn't work too well, the tiles laid on the floor will more than likely never be completely flat (grout lines etc.) so when you place the stick on tiles over the top you will not get a good bond between the two surfaces, this will also show through. I would either leave it or have it retiled when affordable. The adhesive however will not cause damage, it will just be a pain to clean off.

Answered 21st Sep 2013


Member since 3 May 2013

It is definitely not worth to do, because it would take much effort to clean the adhesive when you decide to remove the tiles. Also there is high probability of damaging the old tiles or grout when removing tiles and adhesive. But it also depends on what kind of tiles those are. Anyway it is better to redo the tiling completely, than doing this.

Answered 1st Sep 2014

Tile & Stone

Member since 29 Aug 2014

I wouldnt recommend this. If your on a tight budget then its going to be better to attempt it yourself.

Answered 24th Oct 2016

A.K.O Tiling Services

Member since 8 Jan 2016

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Honestly for what it's worth there is no point in taking the cheapest route as it will only cost more in the long run it won't look good neither will stick properly you'll end up having to go back to the drawing board and removing the current tiles.

Answered 15th Jan 2017

Daly Contractors Limited

Member since 12 Jan 2017

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